ERIC Number: ED357711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Measurements of Quality in Higher Education. International Working Conference Proceedings (1st, Washington, D.C., May 23-24, 1991).
National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
This volume contains 14 papers from international sources that outline fundamental concepts and research interests connected to the measurement of quality in postsecondary education. Some of the papers consist of concept papers and others are more extensive reports of research underway or findings from recently concluded studies. The papers are as follows: "Quality in Higher Education and the National Education Goals" (Sal Corrallo); "The Role of American Higher Education in Making America First in the World in Science and Mathematics by the Year 2000 (Goal #4)" (Michael Nettles); "Comparative Aspects of Quality Assurance in Higher Education" (Edgar Frackmann); "Questions of Quality in UK (United Kingdom) Higher Education" (John Brennan); "Conceptualization of College Quality" (Jeffery Gilmore); "Taxonomy and Comparison of Approaches to Quality Assurance in Higher Education" (David Woodhouse); "Using Student Persistence Research to Strengthen the Quality of Teaching and Institutional Processes" (Robert Froh); "An International Perspective on Assessing Baccalaureate Program Outcomes" (Trudy W. Banta, Homer S. Fisher); "Institutional Research and Planning to Support Decentralization and Privatization: Building Self-Correction and Accreditation Systems" (Robert Froh); "Developing the Tools for Using National and International Data Bases: The Relationship to Issues of Content, Assessment, and Attainment" (E. Stephen Hunt); "New Approaches to Evaluation in Austrian Higher Education" (Hans Pechar); "Assessing the Quality of Higher Education: A Mexican Perspective" (Felipe M. Rizo); "The Research-oriented Dynamism of Education" (Jose Strubbe); "Explaining Differences in Dropout between Faculties in Dutch University Education" (Riekele Bijleveld). Appendixes list participants and offer information on the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Classification, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Databases, Decentralization, Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research, International Cooperation, International Programs, Outcomes of Education, Research Design, Research Universities, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Austria; Mexico; Netherlands; United Kingdom